Tech & Science Daily podcast: Candy Crush Saga celebrates 10 year anniversary

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Candy Crush Saga is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and Tech & Science Daily caught up with the President of King games Tjodolf Sommestad.

Sommestad explained how new technology has helped Candy Crush evolve over the last decade.

Players can look forward to a number of exciting in-game features and updates including 12 new audio tracks, recorded with a live orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London.

With the Black Friday online sales bonanza nearly upon us, young bargain hunters are being warned of online scams by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau.

Shoppers lost over £15 million during the festive period last year – with the average loss being £1,000.

Where is Sam Bankman-Fried, the former boss of troubled cryptocurrency exchange FTX?

Twitter has been speculating that he’s fled to Argentina, but when quizzed by journalists on this, 30-year-old Bankman-Fried replied in a text message “nope”, saying he’s in the Bahamas.

Owners of electric cars could start paying road tax under plans being drawn up by British chancellor Jeremy Hunt.

Right now, people with EV’s don’t pay excise duty, which has encouraged some to swap from petrol and diesel motors.

But Hunt is expected to announce a change to that in this week’s Autumn Budget Statement, as he tries to find £54 billion in savings.

The Evening Standard’s been looking at the future of electric vehicles with a summit being held in London next week, and you can find more details here.

And the rest

At COP27, there are concerns about reaching agreement to limit global temperatures to 1.5C, the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation is reporting what it describes as “life-changing results” from its treatment centre in Oxford, and, a British-made gigantic robotic litter picker could soon be deployed to clear up space junk.

Plus, the long arm of the law has caught up with a police officer who had his badge revoked after being caught on camera attempting to short-change a shop out of Pokémon cards worth nearly $400.

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